Let freedom ring: Martin Luther King jnr at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th, 1963. Photograph: AP Photo

‘I have a dream.” Four words that have come to sum up a people’s struggle for freedom. When Dr Martin Luther King jnr took to the steps of the Lincoln(...)

Understanding the change in Ian Paisley has thrown even the most astute commentators off course. How did the demagogue whose constant rant was: “Never(...)

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban, speaks at the United Nations  Youth Assembly in New York today. The United Nations has declared July 12th ‘Malala Day’. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

A Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for championing the rights to women’s education has told the United Nations there are “thousands” across th(...)

The annual push by RTÉ Radio and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland to promote the merits of radio advertising got underway this week with an “If(...)

US president Barack Obama waves after speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Under a scorching sun, on the former cold war fault line at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, US president Barack Obama vowed yesterday to push for a(...)

John F Kennedy showed grace under fire throughout his time in the White House

Popular culture often provides a good barometer of where reputation stands. John F Kennedy, it seems, is a case of mercury falling.In the recent NBC T(...)

Joe Kennedy III greets Taoiseach Enda Kenny

It was 53 years ago, but Cliff Scott remembers it like it was yesterday. He was just a boy, and the young, dashing US senator whom everybody called Ja(...)

A section of the large crowd attending the Pro-Life vigil at Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Thousands have rallied in Dublin against the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion. Organised by the Pro Life Campaign, the large and colourfu(...)

How on earth did Michael Pollan, a lanky, bespectacled, geeky guy whose day job is as a professor of journalism, become the Martin Luther King of food(...)

 In this 2009 photo, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fights during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Boxing Tournament at the Salt Palace. Photograph: AP Photo

In the Roxbury neighbourhood of Boston, Jasmine Mays walks out of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah on Shawmut Avenue, one of the oldest pla(...)

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